Lineart is the most important art exhibition in our country and has been taking place longer than any
other. This year’s edition is a special one: Lineart is celebrating its 30th anniversary! And it promises to be an unforgettable year. From 2 to 6 December, art lovers and collectors will be welcomed to the
central hall of the Flanders Expo exhibition centre in Ghent, where they can expect to be treated to a wealth of new sights!
Lineart is an international exhibition sale for ethnic, modern and contemporary art. Art enthusiasts and collectors will find 20th and 21st century work and are assured that they are buying from
professionals, since all exhibitors are art galleries or dealers.
Project leader Ward Caes is at his post again this year. This 30th edition signals a new phase for
Lineart: the introduction of a carefully selected group of art galleries to the exhibition. For this, Ward Caes has called in the help of a number of experts from the art world. The step will be further developed in the 2012 exhibition, and will be clearly noticeable in the art on show. This means that
the 2011 exhibition is very beginning of an evolutionary process that will steadily raise the level of quality of the current sales platform to new heights!
TWO GROUPS IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
BRAND NEW! PHOTO ART ZONE
Photography is experiencing an international breakthrough as an art form in its own right. The 30th edition of Lineart is the best possible place for a first spotlight view of photography, with a brand new section at the centre of the exhibition hall.
Galleries and art dealers from Belgium and abroad will show modern and contemporary art photography by 20th and 21st century artists. In the section, there are presentations of well known photographs but also, especially, galleries featuring young, upcoming artists and their work. This makes this section truly unique. Professor Johan Swinnen, Belgian
authority on this subject, will oversee this brand new area, ensuring that only the best work is included.
Johan Swinnen, born in 1954, is professor of contemporary art history at the Free University of Brussels and Artesis Hogeschool (the Royal Academy of Antwerp). He is also a guest lecturer at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III. In addition, he is a photographer and has written a number of impressive books about photography including De Kunst van het fotoarchief (‘The Art of the Photo Archive’) and ‘The Weight of Photography’.
THE MODERNS – CONTINUED
2010 saw the first public viewing of The Moderns, a section featuring top Belgian art of the 20th century. This year, collectors can also look forward to a specific selection of high quality modern art, assembled with the careful
guidance of expert Professor Willem Elias. Lineart’s project leader Ward Caes,together with Professor Willem Elias, chose methodically from among 100 artists representing the best of 20th century Belgian art.
In The Moderns, galleries and art dealers can also assemble a Showcase or Special around a theme or
Press preview: 1 December 2011 from 5 p.m., followed by a private viewing at 7 p.m.
Friday 2 December until Tuesday 6 December 2011, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Evening opening until 10 p.m. on Friday 2 December and Monday 5 December
Flanders Expo Ghent, Hall 1
Day ticket: € 12
The border & Lineart catalogue (two volumes): € 40
Lineart 2011 c/o Internationale Jaarbeurs van Vlaanderen vzw
Tel: + 32 9 241 55 00
Fax: + 32 9 241 55 11